Posts by Tayler Beede

Today’s Truth

Let me hear in the morning of Your steadfast love, for in You I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

(Psalm 143:8)

Friend to Friend

I’ve struggled with anxiety, on and off, since I was a child.

When I was little, I’d worry about things like my friends’ parents being mad at me forever because I spilled an Otter Pop on their floor. Or that the other kids at class would think my presentation was stupid. Or that I’d never get the guts to pull out my loose tooth. (Spoiler alert: I didn’t. My mom had to bring me to the dentist and have them do it for me.)

As I got a little older, it grew into scarier things, like something happening to my mom while she was away, or someone breaking into our house at night.

During each phase, I would waste countless hours

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Today’s Truth

But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!

Luke 12:28

Friend to Friend

There I sat, terrified and confused, in a row of church chairs. Awaiting my surgery the next morning, knowing that I had a hemorrhaged tumor in my head. I didn’t know if everything was going to be OK, and I didn’t understand it. People gathered around me, prayed for me, tried to keep me distracted, but I felt numb. As though my whole world had simply stopped spinning.

My friend at church whispered to me, “God doesn’t give a story like this to just anyone.”

Fast forward a year and a half, and there I laid, numb and silent, in my parents’ bed. For days. I just couldn’t shake the news. I was going to be a mom and then

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"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well…" 1 Thessalonians 2:8